Category Archives: wire

Wire of Choice

My introduction to telephone wire as a design element was during a conversation with Kenya’s Gemini Desai. In Africa resources are scarce and materials are repurposed in a myriad of ways. The idea of using telephone wire in my designs did not materialize … Continue reading

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A Simple Solution

My studio time this winter has been very limited. Our house is going on the market this week and we are cleaning & de-cluttering. When I can, I grab 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there…of course, I have to … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surpise

I escaped the cold and snow by traveling south 700 miles…I wasn’t taking any chances!!! I arrived to 70 degrees….AHHHHH!!! (Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end…both vacation and temperatures…it was 31 this morning…AT THE BEACH!!!) When I … Continue reading

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Thank You Lindly Huanani

I know the word production is an anathema for many artists…but the end result can be quite gratifying, as well as monetarily beneficial. At a retreat several years ago, I had the honor/privilege of sitting across the table from Lindly … Continue reading

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A Prototype…Gift

Nothing like giving a friend a gift…that is a prototype. I decided that I am too close to the design process to properly evaluate a new piece…so I gave it to a friend for Christmas and asked her to ‘test … Continue reading

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Not Quite Right

I was soooooooo excited about the ‘tubular’ earrings…they looked great…OFF!!! Unforutunately, they did not look great…ON!!! For some reason they did not hang correctly and nothing I tried improved the situation. This morning I decided to ‘flatten’ the pieces and … Continue reading

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Laurie Prophater: Time For Closure

I have been in a frenzy the last few months…a little bit here…a little bit there. My studio is littered with works-in-process in all stages of completion. I decided it was time to finish several pieces before I start on … Continue reading

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